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The current power failures are devastating for businesses in all sectors of the economy and are creating hardship for citizens in South Africa, Busa said. The power utility says a number of generating units had gone down amid high power consumption because of the cold weather. Persistent load shedding will cripple South Africa’s economic recovery, without an urgent solution being found to the planned power cuts, said Economist Mike Schussler.
Residents of Palampur lodged a protest over the power failure in their villages for the past three days. Villagers said it was difficult to stay without power supply in the scorching heat. Residents were forced to spend their nights in the open due to high temperatures at this time of the season.
Power failures have been brought under the spotlight in different parts of Iran. Officials blamed the blackouts on a natural gas shortage, a prolonged drought that disturbed the hydroelectricity plants, and the bitcoin mining in the country.
In Amrit Kaur Hospital while laborers digging to set up a new oxygen plant in the hospital, they accidentally struck the electricity cable causing a power failure. During this time a woman patient died. Relatives present on the spot accused the hospital of negligence and said that she died due to low oxygen pressure. The electricity was resumed a couple of hours later.
Many Iranian cities have suffered large power failures, that have disrupted factory production, hospital treatment, telecommunications, and people’s lives in general. Covid-19 patients are being endangered by the lack of an oxygen machine.
In Patna were affected by unclean water inundating several streets. The waterlogging left power failures and most communication channels were reportedly disrupted. The Patna airport has suspended all flight operations. More than four persons died due to lightning.
Power failure in Ayase, Japan, left about 9,000 houses without power. The power outage in the city also resulted in some traffic lights being turned off. The cause of the outage is yet to be established.
A major power outage occurred in Karachi due to the tripping of a high-tension transmission line, supply to associated grids was affected. The power supply was restored later in the majority of areas. The last massive power breakdown took place less than five months ago, plunging the entire country into darkness.
In many parts of Mumbai, people were without electricity after Cyclone Tauktae struck. The different areas faced power outages for more than 36 hours. There was damage to 188 substations, 1095 feeders, and 2600 electric poles from this cyclone.
A massive power failure in Panaji, India transitioned into a water crisis, particularly for residential complexes and those without wells to draw water. A resident said that due to the cyclone and power failure in surrounding areas, they weren't able to get water tankers.
South Africa's Eskom implemented nationwide scheduled power failures due to breakdowns at seven of its power plants. Eskom said in a statement the breakdowns at the seven plants represented a "total loss of 6,044 MW (megawatts)
Power losses in Taiwan, traced to a power plant, affected at least 6 million homes. Reports emerged of people trapped in elevators, mostly in the north of Taiwan, said fire service officials. SMC said its power had been restored after a "brief power dip." Power was restored around 8 p.m. local time.
A power cut caused oxygen supply interruption and two patients died in a hospital in the Netherlands. The power failure at the MUMC hospital in Maastricht was not detected immediately. The outage led to the deaths of a 76-year-old and 67-year-old men.